4 Days in Colombia

We took 1 day of PTO on Memorial Day Weekend for a quick trip to Bogota and Zipaquira Colombia. Highlights included food, coca, and the graffiti tour.

Trip time: 4 days: 1 PTO day + 1 vacation day (MLK) + 2 weekend days – 7 hours each direction.

Major attractions visited:

  • Paloquemao Market
  • Plaza Bolivar
  • Museo Del Oro (Gold Museum)
  • Zipaquira Salt Cathedral
  • Bogota Graffiti Tour
  • Monserrate
  • Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen (Church)
The Only Subterranean Cathedral in the World is OK We Guess ​
"Zipa! Zipa!" An overpriced and underwhelming unofficial church in an old salt mine... but I guess the pictures came out
Gastronostalgia ​
We went to Colombia with a list of foods that we wanted to eat that was 2 pages long.
That Time We Tried Coca ​
Andeans across Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia have been chewing coca leaves or drinking coca tea for thousands of years
Faking Calm in Bogotá ​
A strategy for surviving densely packed experiences in densely packed cities.
Just A Cool Elevator in Edificio Sucre
The purpose of this post is just so we don't forget this excellent elevator in Edificio Sucre, Bogota.
How Bogota Feels
This post is just a set of pictures from around the city that capture the feeling of Bogota.
Monseratte
The monastery-topped mountain Monseratte looms over the East horizon of Bogota.
Paloquemao Market
Paloquemao, a gigantic, pungent, colorful, bountiful market in the middle of Bogota, did not disappoint.
The Gold Museum: A Very Shiny Place
The gold museum in Bogota was one of the shinier places we've ever been.
Trip Highlight: The Bogota Graffiti Tour
Growing up, we were taught that graffiti is bad. The Bogota Graffiti Tour turned that worldview upside down.
Bogota on Election Day
We were both nervous and excited to be in the Colombian capital on the presidential Election Day. Let me break
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen
Josh flexed his photography muscles on this devastatingly beautiful candy cane cathedral.